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Numberless Necron Warrior





Orlando, FL

Hello everyone! I'm new to the forums and just recently bought a Forge World Great Unclean One on eBay, and obviously I would like to give it an awesome paintjob. I worked on some plague marines in the past, but I'm looking for more humanoid flesh tones in this miniature. I'm not certain how to layer the paint to achieve an effect similar to the one on the Forge World website as seen below. I really love the effect the artist pulled off on it, and I know it is impossible to know how it was painted, maybe someone can give me some insight.

Also, I'm not sure what color primer to use on this daemon, would Chaos Black be too dark for such a skin tone? Hope you guys can help!
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Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine





Melbourne, Australia

Looks like you could get a similar colour with a base of Knarlock green, badab black wash then highlighted up to desert yellow with sores picked out with bubonic brown?

Brown:


Desert yellow:


Green:


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I'd start with a white or bone-coloured undercoat, then do a bunch of (very) watered-down glazes of different olive and brown tones, re highlighting in between where necessary.


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Numberless Necron Warrior





Orlando, FL

yeah, those are allong the lines I was thinking. Any other suggestions?

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Right behind you.

It depends on how you want the flesh to look. If you want to match that withered, disgusting look of the FW model--
Water down catachan green for the basecoat, then do a 50/50 catachan green/desert yellow mix for highlighting the flesh.

And you'll want to look at a different primer than games workshop's standard stuff for the best coverage, just as a warning.
Army Painter makes some good ones, as does Armory. A lot of people swear by auto primer also for resin models.
   
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This should help. Email the guy and he will probably try to help you even more he did for me

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Numberless Necron Warrior





Orlando, FL

True, I was thinking the Army Painter Necrotic Flesh would work. I'm not sure because I haven't tried it, but it looks to be an extremely light green color, similar to GW Rotting Flesh.

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Nottingham

One of the guys I know used the new washes straight over white, using the green, devlan mud, sepia and ogryn flesh in varying amounts to get the rotten-pallid-gunky look right.

I would practise this on some plague bearers first to get a handle on the different looks achievable with that simple method

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Numberless Necron Warrior





Orlando, FL

Sweet, thanks!

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UK

Personally I'd start with a white bascoat, I don't work from white very often but it lends itself really well to washes, which is how i would paint it, watered down snakebite or bubonic brown washes to start, hit it with a orkhide shade wash for the recesses, a camo green wash for the rest of the flesh, until you get that green hue your after then highlight again with whichever brown you started off with followed by a light wash of camo green just to tie it all together. You could also add some purple washes around the open wounds and folds of his skin like the original piece before the final wash of camo green. Just my opinion, this can be a quick method or if you use really thin washes you can go in depth and really detailed!

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Numberless Necron Warrior





Orlando, FL

Thanks for all the help so far. I was thinking tallarn Flesh might make a good basecoat. Also, I assume a larger brush might be better for the basecoat of this model. I really haven't painted models this large!

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Just remember to put down some prep work first, i.e. wash the pieces with soap and water, and maybe test the primer out on a spare bit of resin, just to make sure you'll get one that sticks.

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Right behind you.

devinb1690 wrote:True, I was thinking the Army Painter Necrotic Flesh would work. I'm not sure because I haven't tried it, but it looks to be an extremely light green color, similar to GW Rotting Flesh.

Don't try to use the army painter stuff as a flat primer, just as a heads up.

I mean, it CAN work...but it doesn't look that good, especially on resin.
You're better off getting an airbrush or cheaping out for the GW spraybrush for doing basecoats.
   
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Orlando, FL

Wait wait wait, so should I not use primer on resin models? Should I just paint on a colored basecoat/primer. I actually have an airbrush, so it's not a problem if this is the case.

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I've only ever painted the resin from the basing kit, I used slightly watered down skull white for the piece i painted.

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devinb1690 wrote:Wait wait wait, so should I not use primer on resin models? Should I just paint on a colored basecoat/primer. I actually have an airbrush, so it's not a problem if this is the case.


i think everyone is different-some people swear by it and others paint without primer/basecoat/undercoat and build up in layers and still have an amazing paint job. although id prime it white or at least a mixed suitable brown, then use washes, etc.

theres a thousand and one ways to paint it and people are very set in their ways
   
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Right behind you.

Sorry for the confusion, but what I was saying is don't try to prime the model using an Army Painter standard color.

Use normal Army Painter/whatever primer, and THEN apply the Army Painter Necrotic Flesh paint, if that's how you choose to do it.

Otherwise the Necrotic Flesh color looks a bit off, and fudges up some of the detail. Friend of mine tried to prime a Chimera recently using JUST the color, and it futzed it up bad.

I do think you'd be better off airbrushing on Tallarn Flesh as a basecoat, however. That looks like it would work great. Or try Khemri Brown, that's also a fairly good neutral rotting brown color.
   
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Numberless Necron Warrior





Orlando, FL

Cool, now I just have to get my airbrush up and working.

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